The Virginia Peninsula Beaches: The perfect place for portraits

December 22, 2014  •  9 Comments

The water has always called to me. Even being a military brat and having lived in twelve different states I always found myself drawn back to the coastline. 

When planning a session I carefully consider the environment that will provide you with an image that is meaningful to you.  The environment can express what you love, what is important to you, and where you enjoy spending time. 

I love the beauty of our local beaches. The soft rolling waves of the rivers, the course brown sand and the tall sea grass. The Virginia peninsula beaches offer beautiful open space and light any time of the year making it the perfect environment for portraits. 

I have found Virginia Beach and places all along the York River that offer beautiful representations of our local area and make wonderful images.

Yorktown Beach

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach 

Yorktown Beach  

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach 

Fort Monroe

Lions Bridge, Newport News

If the water calls to you and is a part of your life story give me a call and we can begin to design a waterside portrait gallery in any of these locations or even a different one of your own liking.  

~ Danielle



Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and, for one faithful Danielle Jackson Photography supporter, I have an opportunity for another gift from the water. 

This gorgeous sea foam Hawaiian sea glass with Swarovski crystals and Swarovski crystal pearls valued at $140 will be gifted to one lucky reader.  

This beautiful charm was designed by Brenda E. Easton of The Bead Hive.  Brenda, owner and jewelry designer of The Bead Hive, specializes in creating one of a kind jewelry using in sea glass, natural stones, Swarovski crystal, seashells, fossils and vintage beads. Much of the sea glass comes from our local beaches which she combs herself. The Bead Hive has clients world wide and Brenda has been in the jewelry making business for twenty years.  The Bead Hive Facebook page serves as her platform for sales, posting offerings daily and specials on Thursdays. Brenda also takes suggestions for ideas on designs. 

Brenda can also be contacted at or 757-206-6720.

Additionally, Brenda carries an extensive collection of her jewelry at Binns in Williamsburg, Va. Feel free to call for an appointment 757-229-3391.

In order to be entered into the random drawing for this beautiful piece of jewelry:

1) Comment on this blog below. (Please leave first and last name for winning notification)

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Gift recipient will be announced on my business Facebook page on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

**Don't worry if you are reading this past this gifting opportunity. Brenda has been making jewelry for over twenty years and will always be there to make the perfect design to suit your needs. Give her a call or check out her business on Facebook.**



Jennifer Chaney(non-registered)
beautiful waterfront pix Danielle. Want to have pix at the oceanfront next time. <3
Cathy Davis(non-registered)
Beautiful moments for beautiful people taken by a fabulous photographer! Sea glass treasures of the beach are simply beautiful.
Marcia Ryan(non-registered)
Danielle, your photography is really your calling! So happy to know you from the start! Fantastic pics!
Trish Marshall(non-registered)
great photos Danielle! I'm so glad we had our family photos taken by you! Beautiful pendant and the winner will love it!
Marilyn Lane(non-registered)
Your photography is absolutely stunning!
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